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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

88%
12 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

82%
5 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

83%
5 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
12 Ratings
8.0

Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

80%
5 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
12 Ratings

Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

I recommend using this Cisco 1850 access point for offices, factories, schools, colleges, hospitals, and other indoor environments. It has great support for a medium density of simultaneous connections and has interesting features to mitigate and improve the quality and strength of the wifi signal. The captive portal brings more security and control of who is accessing the wifi network and prohibits unauthorized access. The price is great, and it has Cisco's reliability in technology.
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Cisco

As it provides virtual WLC functionality, it has incredibly amazing built-in features that perfectly suit small to medium companies. It has the capability to manage the entire organization network seamlessly. It might be possible that it won't work smoothly and elegantly for large firms where there is a bulk amount of data bandwidth used.
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Pros

Cisco

  • It is a versatile, clean, balanced and secure access point.
  • Wifi 5 802.11ac wave 2 technology.
  • Client link and cleanair are functions to mitigate and improve user connection.
  • Reliable smartnet service for warranty and technical support.
  • Perfect for offices and indoor locations.
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Cisco

  • Easy to setup
  • Less maintenance
  • Less disconnection
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Cons

Cisco

  • Management software has been spotty, such as DNA Center (early versions pre v2).
  • Software has been unreliable (mainly AirOS).
  • Not supporting older APs has been when moving to new versions has been painful and caused multiple business complications such as audit support and mass AP replacements.
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Cisco

  • Honestly, I haven't found very many issues since we started using it, and I'm glad for that!
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Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Reliability and Availability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      We are using it 24x7 and it never hangs or create problems in connectivity.
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      Performance

      Cisco

      We have rolled out the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points as our previous models have come end of life/end of sale. We are more than pleased with the performance that the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have provided our locations and have not run into any issues during or after deployment.
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      Cisco

      After initial configuration and fixing minor issues with the firmware, the system worked really well, without any downtime. We were also satisfied with the throughput and range.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco is the preferred WiFi solution worldwide. Typically any support issues are resolved with an internet search. The Cisco solution is typically one of the first to release new WiFi standard-based solutions. Also, their solution works the first time out of the box. Many of the other products may require a call to their technical support because of software flaws or unsupported scenarios. Not so with Cisco. It works out of the box, has many available use cases, and has great support if needed.
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      Cisco

      Cisco Mobility Express is far better than other products. It is a renowned brand in network products, and they are reliable and efficient as compared to other products that I have used so far. It is highly recommended.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      Considering my campus has 3000 of these, and the programs that come with the Cisco Access Points make it really easy to know exactly which Access Points are down, and being able to troubleshoot through SSH from the office is a God sent.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Cisco was able to provide a product that met specific business requirements because they have offered a wide range of devices with various feature sets.
      • 9100s have a 3rd radio that allows for a lot of additional security features
      • 9100s have the same level of reliability and performance as the previous generation and continue to impress.
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      Cisco

      • It has given our IT team time back from not having to fix issues everyday with the network.
      • It makes it easy for visibility of the network and allows those who are new to it to learn it quickly.
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